Jekyll Island’s 63 holes of golf make for a great location for golf tournaments. And they’re not just for adults. One of the 18-hole courses, Pine Lakes, provides an even playing ground for adults and younger players, one of the few courses in the country to do so.
Summer Camp Registration
Registration for four types of camps on Jekyll Island, Georgia opened in late February. Participants can choose from Time Travelers Camp, Sea Turtle Camp, Golf Camp, and Tennis Camp. Although each summer camp has its own specific focus, they do have common aspects, such as a visit to Summer Waves Water Park and a daily lunch. The camps run Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM, leaving campers time to enjoy other aspects of the island during their own time. Jekyll Sandpiper Vacation renters may want to signup for camp slots taking place during their summer stays.
Four Golf Courses
The Jekyll Island Golf Club is your key to booking tee times for any of the four courses on the island. Choose one of three 18-hole courses or the historic 9-hole course. The richest families in the nation built the 9-hole Great Dunes course during the Club era. Walter Travis, a famous golf architect involved in 50 courses, designed and built the course in 1926. The beautiful Georgia coastal woodlands surround all the courses, with only the occasional glimpse of a distant house. As you walk or drive the courses, you may see egrets, wood storks, or a bald eagle around the ponds.
If you’re planning a beach vacation, access to miniature golf might not be the top item on your list. But it’s a great activity for kids and adults alike to add to your vacation enjoyment. Both the miniature golf and playground are always filled with smiling people. One day after spending time on the beach or just before dinner, head down the street for an hour of fun.
Georgia and Florida have a proud competitive history. Every year on the last Saturday in October, the two schools play each other in Jacksonville. This football rivalry dates back to 1904 and has occurred annually since 1926, save for a war-time interruption in 1943! But football isn’t the only match-up. In 1979 Jekyll Island Golf Club head golf pro Johnny Paulk co-founded the Georgia-Florida Golf Classic. From an initial 40 players, the tournament has exceeded 600 participants. The tournament precedes the football game.